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Archaeology Matters

Student membership

Get a headstart in archaeology with student membership of the Council for British Archaeology.

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Here's what you'll receive when you join the CBA:

British Archaeology digital magazine 

Digital subscription to the latest news, projects and research, expert comment and opinion and cutting edge archaeology from across the UK. use our searchable back library to access case studies and good practice for your studies and job applications.


Keep up with what's happening in UK archaeology and check out current training, placement and volunteering opportunities with our eUpdates for students.


Join in our online communities, twitter and Facebook and website news pages for debate and knowledge exchange across the field.

Discounts and offers

Save with discounts and special offers on archaeology books and gear, from Routledge, Archtools and Cotswold Outdoors. Reduced entry to heritage attractions.

A voice in archaeology

Add your voice to the CBA's campaigns speaking up for the UK's archaeology at the local level and in government and ensuring that future generations can continue to study and work in archaeology.

Join us online now for just £23 a year or call us on 01904 671 417

You can order CBA Student Membership as a gift.

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Become an ambassador for archaeology

The CBA needs you to work with us so we can continue to safeguard Britain's archaeology and rise to the challenges ahead for the field. With your help, the CBA can continue its vital advocacy to ensure that future generations of students have the opportunity to study and work in archaeology.

Is everyone in your Archaeology Society a member of the CBA? By joining the CBA you are strengthening our voice and growing our numbers we can demonstrate to policy shapers and decision makers that archaeology matters!

  • Introduce a friend to our student membership scheme and they can join for just £15.75!
  • Encourage others to speak out for archaeology through our campaigns
  • Ask your archaeology society and department to become an organisational member of the CBA

We can provide CBA book stock and free magazines for your Freshers' Week and other events. Email Dave or call us on 01904 671 417.

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Archaeology plays an important in our past as well as our future. We want you to explore archaeology as much as you want to from armchair to hands on.

Here are some of the ways you can participate in Archaeology;

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